The price of gasoline has prompted many people to seek jobs closer to home, but if you'd rather start from scratch and move to a new neighborhood here's a website that you should keep handy. After you've explored a few neighborhoods, plug each prospective address into Walk Score and it will generate a map of all of the walkable amenities in the area.
The website will calculate a walk score for the neighborhood, and comparing each score will allow you to consider how much driving would be necessary in one neighborhood versus another. It's a useful tool when you consider that high gas prices aren't budging, driving less is good for the environment, and walking more is good for you. What's your neighborhood's walk score?